Purani Haveli is a fine variety of the architectural knowledge of the Nizams of Hyderabad. This place was initially built as a residence of Mir Momen, the Prime Minister or Peshwa of Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah in the 16th century. Later, in the 18th century, it was taken over by the second Nizam of Hyderabad who renovated it with the intention of passing it to his son. However, his son lived here for a small period and moved his residence to some extra place. It was left abandoned for quite a long time, and that is how the edifice got its name - Purani Haveli. This place regained its glory when the sixth generation of the Nizams decided to shift back to this place.
Built over 200 years ago, this building reflect impeccable European architecture. The structure of the palace is U-shaped with two double storeyed oval shaped wings positioned adjacent to each other. One distinct feature of this palace is its wardrobe, which is supposed to be the world's biggest. You will be astonished to find that this wardrobe is built across two level and connected with a hand-crank wooden elevator.
Opening Closing Time:- 10 am to 5 pm (Closed on Friday)
Purani Haveli Hyderabad is situated at the South east of Afzal Gunj Bridge near Dewan Devdi. It is a U shaped complex with a single storied middle building in European style which was originally establish as the residential quarters of Mir Momen, the Peshwa of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah around 16th century.
Purani Haveli single of the popular tourist spot in Hyderabad was later acquire by Asaf Jah II, the next Nizam of Hyderabad in 18th century who renovate the palace and designated the same to his son Sikandar Jah, the third Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shikandar Jah moved to the Khilaurat complex. From then on the place has been commonly known as Purani Haveli, which literally means Old Palace. In 19th century, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Siddiqi once more made this place as his officer residence. It was then the glory and grandeur of precedent was return to Purani Haveli
Purani Haveli is known for its attractive combination of 18th century European facade and traditional Indian courtyard. It presents a picture of how the city of Hyderabad was in 18th century.